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CVE-2014-4043 Detail


The posix_spawn_file_actions_addopen function in glibc before 2.20 does not copy its path argument in accordance with the POSIX specification, which allows context-dependent attackers to trigger use-after-free vulnerabilities.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  10/06/2014

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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.5 HIGH
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
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Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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